Lakan Sumulong

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Name: Lakan Sumulong
Date registered: 30.May.2016

Biography

Dann Pantoja is beginning to use his Tagalog indigenous name -- Lakan Sumulong. This is a statement that our indigenous identities can be a redeeming factor in healing our 'being' (that is, who we are as a people); help symbolize our determination to contribute what we ought to be 'doing' as a nation (that is--active, non-violent, radical transformation); and, determine how we will prioritize what we will be 'having' (that is, inclusive growth and national development based on justice and peace). Asked what fuels his positive outlook in life: “It’s the influence of Jesus, a first century Palestinian carpenter who was executed by the imperial power of his time. He said: ‘Whoever tries to keep his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it.’ Jesus defied the ultimate negative factor in our cosmos--death.”

Latest posts

  1. PBCI CONSULTANTS GO FOR MINDANAO PEACE LEARNING TOUR — 21.May.2017
  2. WE HONOR THE MAN OF PEACE WHO WELCOMED US IN MINDANAO — 20.January.2017
  3. EVANGELICAL LEADERS BRAINSTORM ON A CHRISTIAN RESPONSE TO ‘WAR ON DRUGS’ — 16.November.2016
  4. LISTENING AND LEARNING FROM THE YAKAN PEOPLE OF BASILAN — 11.November.2016
  5. PBCI PARTICIPATED IN A CSO STRATEGIC MEETING ON DUTERTE’S PEACE AND CHANGE AGENDA — 17.October.2016

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  1. ENJOYING STREET FOOD AND MASSAGE: A PEACEFUL DEFIANCE AGAINST TERROR — 2 comments

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May 21 2017

PBCI CONSULTANTS GO FOR MINDANAO PEACE LEARNING TOUR

16-20 May 2017. Three Manila-based consultants of PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI) went on a five-day peace learning tour from Maguindanao, through North Cotabato and Davao del Sur, to Bukidnon. The tour participants included Landscape Architect AJ Moldez, Principal at AJM Designs; Dr. Aldrin Penamora, Manager at PCEC Centre for Christian-Muslim Dialogue; and, Joseph ‘Boyet’ Ongkiko, …

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Jan 20 2017

WE HONOR THE MAN OF PEACE WHO WELCOMED US IN MINDANAO

Between December 2004 and June 2005, I lived among the Bangsamoros in the Municipality of Sultan Kudarat, Province of Maguindanao and shared life with this amazing people group. I was embraced by the people in Sultan Kudarat, specifically by the family of Datu Kharis Matalam Baraguir.  It was through their simple life and their daily …

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Nov 16 2016

EVANGELICAL LEADERS BRAINSTORM ON A CHRISTIAN RESPONSE TO ‘WAR ON DRUGS’

16 November 2016. It was a pleasure to be visited by friends and colleagues in the Gospel ministry: Renato Constantino (Saddleback Church Philippines), Nasali Cornelio Silava (CBAP Northern Mindanao), Norman Naromal (CBAP Southern Mindanao), and Mike Constantz (Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, CA).   It’s always fun to hangout with fellow progressive followers of Jesus who …

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Nov 11 2016

LISTENING AND LEARNING FROM THE YAKAN PEOPLE OF BASILAN

11 November 2016, Basilan Province.  I learned a lot listening from various community leaders and sectoral representatives about their perceptions and understanding of the conflicts in their respective communities. After sharing with them the ‘PIN-CAB Tools for Conflict Analysis’ for the past three consecutive afternoons, 10 groups were able to crystalize and communicate their understanding …

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Oct 17 2016

PBCI PARTICIPATED IN A CSO STRATEGIC MEETING ON DUTERTE’S PEACE AND CHANGE AGENDA

15-16 October 2016. The past weekend was critical to the unified actions of various civil society organizations (CSOs) working together for justice and peace in the Philippines. 35 key CSO leaders across the country were convened in a stock taking and direction-setting exercise. This event was hosted by the Mindanao PeaceWeavers (MPW), in coordination with …

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Oct 07 2016

WATCHING DUTERTE ON TV: AFFECTIVE, COGNITIVE, AND VOLITIONAL MODES OF LISTENING

Last night, my 80-year old Ate Lucy, my 70-year old Ate Edna, and I (who will be 60 years old next month), were watching President Rodrigo Duterte’s speech on TV while he was visiting the Philippine National Police Regional Headquarters in Butuan City. Ate Lucy is a retired local government public servant. Ate Edna was …

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Sep 23 2016

WHAT’S IN MY HEART AS I PERSONALLY CELEBRATE ‘THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE’

For the first time in the history of our people and our land, a Philippine president brought together all the revolutionary forces around the table-of-conversation. He even invited all these forces to help govern this nation. And 92% of us welcome this inclusive, transparent governance. For these, we rejoice and celebrate!   I danced with …

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Sep 06 2016

ENJOYING STREET FOOD AND MASSAGE: A PEACEFUL DEFIANCE AGAINST TERROR

Last Friday, 02 September 2016 at around 2210H PHT, the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), and possibly with the collaboration of powerful drug lords, detonated an improvised explosive devise (IED) in the middle of Davao City’s busy and crowded Roxas Night Market that killed 14 people and injured 67. Most of the victims were getting a street …

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Jul 20 2016

WE’RE INTENSIFYING OUR PAR-COFFEE TRAINING WITH LOCAL FARMERS

Your hands’ work feed us, Tiller of the sacred land. May we serve with you?   It’s always a privilege to be visited by our farming partners. To pray together. To eat together. To learn together. To share our struggles for justice and peace. To share our lives with each other. To share resources. To …

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Jun 10 2016

I’M AN ANABAPTIST. I MUST NOT BE MILITANT AGAINST MILITANT PEOPLE

Militant. Combative. Aggressive. Violent. Confrontational. Usually for the purpose of advancing a worldview, a value system, a set of behaviors. Mostly visible in religious, social, or political advocacies or programs. We live in a militant 21st century reality. Those who want to make good business in a world at war would like us all to …

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